Rocketship Education is a nonprofit public elementary charter school. Rocketship Education was founded in 2006. Since opening, they have gained national attention from the media for being an outstanding school. Rocketship education’s schools are in b lower income communities across the United States. The reason for this is because the school has a mission to provide excellent school to those who may not have access to them.
When it comes to educating their students, it seems that Rocketship education is doing something right. According to their data, more than 90% of students and parents are planning to return to Rocketship this this year. In a recent survey that was conducted by Rocketship education, more than 72% of parents said that they have already recommended the school to a friend. As of right now, Rocketship has more than 1,000 students on their waiting list to attend the school this year.
In addition to their amazing feedback and popularity, most, if not all, students are on or above grade level. Therefore, it was a shock to Rocketship Education when they realized NPR’s blog was trying to criticize their students and educational practices. NPR news tried their best to attack Rocketship Education in their students; however, the CEO of Rocketship Education, Preston Smith, did not let the attack get him out of character.
As the CEO of a charter school, Smith is used to receiving negative feedback from media sources and the public. The author is this NPR blog is Anya Kamenetz. This blog speaks very negatively about Rocketship Education. Many Rocketship Education parents seen this article and reached out to the school. Parents felt Rocketship Education was represented inaccurately in this blog.
Instead of Smith reaching out to NPR and their bloggers seeking revenge, Smith decided to explain why Rocketship Education was a wonderful place for parents and students. In the letter, Smith described the students who of Rocketship and all the academic progress they have made throughout the academic year. He also described how rewarding it was to work in urban communities and to help underprivileged children. In all, Rocketship Education is an amazing school.
Find out more about Rocketship Education: https://vimeo.com/rsed